Tomball

Happy Holidays!

   Happy Holidays to our wonderful Tomball Community and customers from the entire Library staff!  The Library will close this Friday, December 22nd at 5pm and remain closed through Tuesday, December 26th.  We will re-open on Wednesday, December 27th at 8am.

Art Explorers!

 This coming Tuesday, December 12th, at 5pm, children ages 8 - 12 can come to Art Explorers, learn about Mosaics and create a Winter scene.  Please cal 832-559-4235 to register!

Ornament Making Program for Kids!

  Hey Kids!  Come to the Children's Area on Monday, December 11th at 5 pm and make ornaments for your tree or to give as gifts!  All supplies will be provided for each participant to make 4 ornaments!  This program is for children ages 7 - 12Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot for this fun, holiday activity!

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Celebration!

 All Wizards (and Muggles) are summoned to the Great Hall of the Library (L129) on Saturday, December 2nd from 1 – 3pm to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter!  Come dressed as your favorite HP character and get sorted into your house, play table Quidditch, make a potion, an ornament, a bookmark and enjoy games, snacks and fun!  Don’t forget to stop at Kings Cross and take your picture on Platform 9 3/4!  All ages welcome.  See you then!

Registration Now Open for Playbots Coding Clubs!

Playbots graphic with EV1 RobotRegistration is now open for Harris County Public Library's Playbots Coding Clubs. In these eight week courses, youth ages 11-14 will create short videos about their communities starring Lego Mindstorm robots that they will build and code. In the final week, participating branches will host special viewing parties where family and friends will screen the finished projects. Viewing parties will be held on Monday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. 

By registering for the first class, you will secure a spot for the entire 8-week course. Because space is very limited, we ask that participants commit to attending all eight weeks.

Library Hours this Thanksgiving Holiday

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Thanksgiving, arguably the biggest holiday meal of the year, is almost upon us. In observance of the holiday, the Tomball Library will be closed Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26. The library will reopen for business on Monday, November 27 at 8:00 am.

However you might be celebrating, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving, and extend gratitude to all our wonderful library customers.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Help Support the Library!

Everyone shops at one time or another throughout the year, and even more so at this time of year with Thanksgiving, and the December holidays approaching.  Our wonderful Friends group has made it possible for you to shop and help the library at the same time - a win/win situation!  It is so easy to do  and costs nothing except the time to set it up.  There are 2 programs, Amazon and Kroger that will give a portion/percentage of each purchase back to the Library.  The funds collected and raised by our Friends group goes directly to programming and special events that are held at the library througout the year.  Please take a minute to register for one or both of these programsOn behalf of the entire staff and Friends group, we thank you and greatly appreciate your support! 

Amazon will give 0.5% of each purchase to the Library.

  1. 1.  Go to:  www.smile.amazon.com
    2.  Search for: Friends of the Tomball Community Library
    3.  Shop on Amazon: www.smile.amazon.com

Kroger will give a portion of each purchase back to the Library.

  1. 1. Go to:  www.kroger.com/CommunityRewards
  2. 2. Create an account and log in
  3. 3. Search for “Friends of the Tomball Community Library”

Please feel free to call the Library at 832-559-4200 if you have any questions!

Comments, Suggestions?

Do you come to the Library?  Attend story times, afterschool programs or other Library events?  Have you received excellent customer service recently?  If so, we want to hear from you!  The next time you visit, please take a moment to fill out a comment card (located at any service desk) and let us know how we are doing.  Comments (good or otherwise) provide us with a written record of your experience and also make us aware of any areas we need to improve on.  You can also follow us on Facebook, like us and comment there as well!  We appreciate any and all feedback.  Thank you for helping us to be the best library we can for YOU - our Tomball community! 

Art Explorers!

  Fayum Mummy Masks are a moderm term given to a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards that are attached to Egyptian mummies.  At Art Explorers on Tuesday, November 14th at 5 pm, you can learn all about this art form and create your own "mask".  This program is for ages 8 - 12 and meets in the Children's area of the Library.  Space is limited, so, call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot! 

The Thankful Tree

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Tis the season to give thanks! This month in the Children's Area we have our very own Thankful Tree. This beautiful bouquet of branches stands on top of the first set of picture book shelves and is waiting to be filled with colorful paper leaves. All you have to do is ask for a paper leaf at the Children's Desk, write (or draw) what you are thankful for, and give it back to a librarian to hang on the tree. 

Today, we are thankful for many things, but at the top of the list are our wonderful library customers, good books, and the Houston Astros winning the World Series!

We'll be adding leaves to the Thankful Tree all month in preparation for Thanksgiving. Don't miss it! 

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